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Cannot change color of JT object in Plant Simulation v11 or higher

Solution Partner Creator Solution Partner Creator
Solution Partner Creator

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Has anyone got the same problem ?

I cannot change the color of imported JT object in v11 (and v11.1), but I can do this in v10.1 (or lower)

You can try importing any JT file and double click on that object, then change color or use my file (v11.1).

This problem has been reported to GTAC already, and I aslo ask here.

Thank you very much

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Re: Cannot change color of JT object in Plant Simulation v11 or higher

Phenom
Phenom

Hi,

 

maybe you cannot change the color by double clicking the 3d object

 

but you definitely can change the color of a 3d-  (jt) object in v11.x by selecting the

 

( jt) plain graphics in the 3d -tree structure.

 

Therefore :

-open 3d- tree-structure

- go to a clear / white area of the window  with mouse and press right mouse button

- switch on plain graphics

- select in the extended ( plain graphics ) - structure of your jt object, the appropriate (lowest) node

- change node  color/ material.

 

BTW

 

the jt structure can be simplified with _3d.flattenGraph

and the color of each node can be changed through _3d.SetGraphicMaterial

 

Thanks

 

Re: Cannot change color of JT object in Plant Simulation v11 or higher

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

To me, it looks as if the actual material of your graphics is defined in lower graphic nodes.

The material application hasn't changed since v9.x:
The material that is defined at the deepest level overrides all other possibly existing definitions. However, up to v10.x, manually setting a material in a higher node could overwrite materials that have been set in a deeper-lying subgraphic. This would be the more expected behavior in your particular case but would also remove any more sophisticated material set that would cause e.g. tires of a car to be black while the other parts may shine in, say, red.
As simulator already correctly stated, you can always change the colors inside the graphic.

To find the nodes that are actually responsible for your materials, you can traverse the graphic in the 3D tree view (v11) or the 3D structure dialog (v11.1 and above).

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Re: Cannot change color of JT object in Plant Simulation v11 or higher

Solution Partner Creator Solution Partner Creator
Solution Partner Creator

Thank both of you very much for amazing answers !!